Author - Jay Crownover
Series - Saint's of Denver #4
Genre - New Adult -- Romance
My Copy - Purchased
Format - Kindle
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Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.
Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.
The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.
I like many readers of this series have been waiting for Poppy's story since she was first introduced and watching her grow in the background of each subsequent book. And we met Wheeler a few of the books as well, it was a fitting tribute to two characters who have been handed the roughest deal in the series.
As i said Poppy grows so much and if you read the Marked Men series then you will feel so proud from seeing where she comes from to this book, she is an underdog and we British love an underdog. Wheeler is a good character he is well written and he feels so real, like everybody knows a Wheeler in there life in some shape or form and he is a good guy and for once the good guy didn't finish last.
The story was different, it was more about healing and learning to love again, rather than blinding passion. So on that note it was like a breath of fresh air. I loved the innocence around their relationship and the way it progressed it was so natural and it didn't feel forced.
I don't think there are more to this series, forgive me if i am wrong but the ending felt like the ending to a series and there were no set up for other characters that i could plainly see. I will be very sad if there is none but i will forever hold this series and the Marked Men series in my heart as some of my favourites.
Until Next Time